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Jason Heyward hoping to rejoin lineup tomorrow

Mar 30, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

Jason Heyward sat out games Sunday and Monday because of shin splints, but was able to take batting practice this morning and manager Bobby Cox indicated that he could return to the lineup as soon as tomorrow.
Prior to the shin splints Heyward had the Grapefruit League buzzing by going 17-for-49 (.347) with several cars smashed by monstrous home runs to win the Braves’ right field job (and Craig Calcaterra’s heart) at age 20 and with all of 50 games above Single-A.
For more on the best position player prospect in baseball, check out my “What kind of damage can Jason Heyward do as a 20-year-old rookie?” analysis from last week.

  1. Old Gator - Mar 30, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    Craig just picked the Bravos to finish first. I think one of those moonshots unleashed by the Heyward child must have bounced off his head while he was still wearing his spliff helmet. They’ll make beanballs irrelevant but they’re scant self-denial against line drives falling from great heights at 32 feet per sec/per sec. At this time of the year, Craig would do well to remember what happened to the last guy he thought was a savior, Brian, but at least Craig continues to look at the bright side of life.

  2. Ryan - Mar 30, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Continuing with my tradition of wearing super-hero costumes every Halloween, Jason Heyward’s jersey has a date with my back and a metric ton of candy this year.

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